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  • Minnesota was the nation's fourth-largest fuel ethanol producer in 2018, accounting for about 8% of U.S. total production. There are more E85 (15% motor gasoline and 85% ethanol) fueling stations in Minnesota than in any other state.
  • About 30% of all U.S. crude oil imports flow through Minnesota. Some of the crude oil from Canada and North Dakota is processed at Minnesota's Pine Bend Refinery, the largest crude oil refinery located in a non-oil-producing state.
  • About 25% of utility-scale electricity generation in Minnesota came from coal-fired electric power plants in 2020, down from 53% in 2011.
  • In 2020, Minnesota's two nuclear power plants, Prairie Island and Monticello, fueled 26% of the state's electricity net generation, supplying the largest share of state generation for the first time. However, renewable energy, in aggregate, fueled even more at 29%.
  • In 2020, Minnesota ranked ninth in the nation in total generation from wind energy. The state's wind farms accounted for 22% of the total in-state electricity net generation and 74% of renewable generation.

Last Updated: June 17, 2021

More Data & Analysis in Minnesota

Minnesota, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 19
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 22
Production
Total Energy 32
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 28
Prices
Natural Gas 33
Electricity 14
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 21

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Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Clean Energy

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

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